Most of the pundits were dead wrong blathering on about weather, ground game, the storied history of the Liberal Party and all this business being too close to call.
What utter nonsense.
Keep in mind that many of these pundits are the same ones who have attempted to peddle the drivel about the PQ having lost the last election because Quebecers were upset by the Charter.
The PQ did not lose the last election because the charter was unpopular. The charter and what it stands for remains popular in Quebec to this day. The PQ lost the last time because PKP punched his fist into the air saying he got into politics to have a country for his children.
That sent the population stampeding back to the Liberals. That was the last time. But what happened on Monday?
Francois Legault promised what one might call Charter 2.0. He promised religious neutrality. He promised to limit immigration to 40,000 a year instead of 50,000.
That was but a sample of what a huge swatch of the population wanted to hear. Many francophones were fed up with being dubbed racist for even bringing up the subject of immigration. They were fed up of being lectured to and Francois Legault picked up on that frustration.
Philippe Couillard always answered questions by quoting statistics. Always a bad move. Legault was smarter. He appealed to emotion.
And contrary to what the Gaz thinks, Francois Legault did not become Premier despite his position on immigration. He won a landslide because of it.